Limits

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), noun [From L. limes, limitis: cf. F. limite; -or from E. limit, v. See {Limit}, verb (used with an object)]

1. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.

As eager of the chase, the maid Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed. --Pope.

2. The space or thing defined by limits.

The archdeacon hath divided it Into three limits very equally. --Shak.

3. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

The dateless limit of thy dear exile. --Shak.

The limit of your lives is out. --Shak.

4. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.

I prithee, give no limits to my tongue. --Shak.

5. (Logic & Metaph.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.

6. (Math.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.

{Elastic limit}. See under {Elastic}.

{Prison limits}, a definite, extent of space in or around a prison, within which a prisoner has liberty to go and come.

Syn: Boundary; border; edge; termination; restriction; bound; confine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\, verb (used without an object) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Limited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Limiting}.] [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.] To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.

{Limiting parallels} (Astron.), those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

limit

noun

1: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: {limit}, {bound}, {boundary}]

2: final or latest limiting point [syn: {terminus ad quem}, {terminal point}, {limit}]

3: as far as something can go

4: the boundary of a specific area [syn: {limit}, {demarcation}, {demarcation line}]

5: the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity [syn: {limit}, {limit point}, {point of accumulation}]

6: the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed; "there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight" [syn: {limit}, {limitation}]

verb

1: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" [syn: {restrict}, {restrain}, {trammel}, {limit}, {bound}, {confine}, {throttle}]

2: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" [syn: {limit}, {circumscribe}, {confine}]

3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" [syn: {specify}, {set}, {determine}, {define}, {fix}, {limit}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise. There was a huge gigantic antenna that had been built, and there was a house where there were sparks and the sparks were being amplified and broadcast out some kind of elaborate speaker unit.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a .45 pistol and I had a small .22 pistol. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. They took my gun.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg.

Then we drove to Vandenberg. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without evening opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship.

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into gold, and all the floors turned into golden-colored marble. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me then quickly called off their attack, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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